Simon Armitage's The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead premiered at the Liverpool Everyman in September 2015 then toured the UK in a co-production with English Touring Theatre.
Author: Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
A high-ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a diplomatic mission to Istanbul. When his trip ends up in a bar-room brawl, he becomes Europe's most wanted man overnight. Chased by the authorities, damned by religious leaders, pursued by those looking for vengeance and head-hunted by fanatics, his odyssey begins. Plunged into the ancient past, Odysseus must now contend with all the unworldly beings and unnatural phenomena that stand in his way. The Cyclops, the Sirens, witches, whirlpools and flesh-eating armies must all be overcome in the struggle for survival and the long voyage back home. Simon Armitage's The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead premiered at the Liverpool Everyman in September 2015 then toured the UK in a co-production with English Touring Theatre.
In The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead, Armitage also acknowledges that epic
is best read and imagined—rather than fully enacted. In this case, the play
develops on two separate levels: the cabinet minister Smith disappears on his
Author: Fiona Macintosh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Greek and Roman epic poetry has always provided creative artists in the modern world with a rich storehouse of themes. Tim Supple and Simon Reade's 1999 stage adaptation of Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid for the RSC heralded a new lease of life for receptions of the genre, and it now routinely provides raw material for the performance repertoire of both major cultural institutions and emergent, experimental theatre companies. This volume represents the first systematic attempt to chart the afterlife of epic in modern performance traditions, with chapters covering not only a significant chronological span, but also ranging widely across both place and genre, analysing lyric, film, dance, and opera from Europe to Asia and the Americas. What emerges most clearly is how anxieties about the ability to write epic in the early modern world, together with the ancient precedent of Greek tragedy's reworking of epic material, explain its migration to the theatre. This move, though, was not without problems, as epic encountered the barriers imposed by neo-classicists, who sought to restrict serious theatre to a narrowly defined reality that precluded its broad sweeps across time and place. In many instances in recent years, the fact that the Homeric epics were composed orally has rendered reinvention not only legitimate, but also deeply appropriate, opening up a range of forms and traditions within which epic themes and structures may be explored. Drawing on the expertise of specialists from the fields of classical studies, English and comparative literature, modern languages, music, dance, and theatre and performance studies, as well as from practitioners within the creative industries, the volume is able to offer an unprecedented modern and dynamic study of 'epic' content and form across myriad diverse performance arenas.
The young man's father , Odysseus , is missing presumed dead . Helen and
Menelaus would have to reflect on her betrayals , his weakness . So Helen
leaves the room and returns with some drugged wine . This is a drug , Homer
tells us , that ...
Author: Tim Parks
Publisher: Harvill Press
One of Britain's outstanding novelists, Tim Parks has also published two acclaimed essay collections, Adultery and Other Diversions and Hell and Back. This new volume finds him as provocative and entertaining as ever. The title piece addresses D.H. Lawrence's fundamental belligerence and how all the significant relationships in his life, including those with his readers and critics, were characterized by intense intimacy and ferocious conflict. Elsewhere there are literary essays on tension and conflict in the work of Beckett and Hardy, Bernhard and Dostoevsky, amongst others. Parks is also known for his acerbic chronicles of Italian life and here are essays on Mussolini, Macchiavelli and the Medici. Besides discussing questions of history, politics and literature, The Fighter also takes on the serious issue of World Cup football.
Author: Michael M. J. FischerPublish On: 2004-09-06
The young man ' s father , Odysseus , is missing , presumed dead . Helen and
Menelaus would have to reflect on her betrayals , his weakness . So Helen
leaves the room and returns with some drugged wine . . . a drug , Homer tells us ,
Author: Michael M. J. Fischer
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Category: Performing Arts
DIVA leading anthropologist examines Iranian media in its cultural and historical contexts, situating it between older oral narratives and currently proliferating postmodern forms./div
The divine entourage of the Odyssey in turn has been accommodated to the
intensely human scale of the poem . Olympian gods are scarce - Zeus at ... King Odysseus is long overdue , missing and presumed dead . The implication is that
The Odyssey of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team, 1943-1945
Gerald Astor. landscape and far from our equipment . ... He was declared missing
in action and presumed dead . I received letters from his mother , who wrote in ...
Author: Gerald Astor
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Survivors of the 517th Regimental Parachute--a troop of about 2,500 men--recall the four major battles they fought in Italy, Southern France, the Ardennes, and Germany. By the author of The Last Nazi.
Description: News and articles about the Globe including: Eleanor Collins on Nell Gwynn; Lucy Munro on The Lady's Trial; Valeria de Lucca on Orpheus; Miranda Fay Thomas on Thomas Tallis; David Hall on Omeros and The Odyssey: Missing ...
Description: News and articles about the Globe including: Eleanor Collins on Nell Gwynn; Lucy Munro on The Lady's Trial; Valeria de Lucca on Orpheus; Miranda Fay Thomas on Thomas Tallis; David Hall on Omeros and The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead; Kim Gilchrist on Pericles; Lana Harper on the International Actors' Fellowship; Heather Neill talking to Emma Rice; Gordon McMullan on the Shakespeare400 festival; Emma Smith on the First Folio; Martin Wiggins on Philip Henslowe; John Pitcher on Samuel Daniel; Ilan Stavans on Cervantes; Michael Alexander on the Sonnets; James Loxley on Ben Jonson; Robert Stagg on Shakespeare's metrical genius; Tony Howard on Justin Kerzel's Macbeth; James Shapiro on Lear.
Three African-American teens are missing. To a LAPD Detective, it looks like Professor Ken Chestnut's teaching assistant, Jason Duffy, is guilty. When the TA is arrested, Chestnut hires a lawyer and learns that the only thing that will save the grad student from death row is for the missing children to return home alive and well. Chestnut sets out to find the youths and the cooling trail of evidence leads him to a face-off with his professional nemesis, Scott Kenyatta, an unscrupulous Oxford Professor and African Prince who has taken the children to the Congo. Chestnut finds the youths living among a diminutive "hunter and gathering" clan called the Efe. He fully expected his mission on the African Continent to be a difficult one. But what he didn't anticipate was becoming a key component of Kenyatta's bizarre sociological research project that's using the torrid unforgiving Ituri Rain Forest as its laboratory. This odyssey turns out to be a contemporary "Roots" for the foursome. When they return to civilization, they bring back fresh perspectives of where they came from, who they are and what they might become…
Odysseus is a modern man , and we identify with many of his struggles , but
what's ultimately missing is a struggle with ... But then Odysseus engages in
mass slaughter : Taking advantage of the fact that he's incognito and presumed dead ...
Missing for years , Odysseus was presumed dead . Penelope's house was full of
suitors wishing to marry her and to take over Odysseus's household ; Penelope
promised that she would chose a suitor after she finished weaving Laertes's ...
Author: Richard Barrett Talbot KellyPublish On: 1980
Lt John Kipling , 2nd Battalion , Irish Guards , the only son of Rudyard Kipling ,
was among the missing , presumed killed , at Loos . The 9th Division's casualties
used to be remembered every September in The Times In Memoriam column .
JGuild Describes Sidney's personal odyssey of self - discovery and his confronta
. tions with others . ... JGuild " Missing in action ... and presumed dead " begins
the story of Julie Thorpe's search for her husband in this suspenseful novel .
Author: Andrew Browne Cunningham Cunningham (1st Viscount)Publish On: 1951
... walking in the valley of the shadow of death . ... in the chair , a signal was
brought to me saying that this gallant young officer ' s submarine was missing , presumed lost . ... I was most favourably inclined to the A SAILOR ' S ODYSSEY
Author: Andrew Browne Cunningham Cunningham (1st Viscount)
This is the autobiography of Viscount Andrew Browne Cunningham, Admiral of the Fleet in the British Navy during World War II. The island of Newfoundland is mentioned throughout, as is the hospital ship of the same name.
... old case of intestacy and travels back through a Mediterranean odyssey that
finds human motivations that overshadow self - preservation and greed . ... The
case of an intestate fortune , with all of the makings of missing heirs coming out of
the woodwork , dates to 1938 ... great - grandfather had disappeared in Poland ,
Sergeant Franz Schirmer was presumed dead , and missing in action in
Author: George Stade
Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
Category: Literary Criticism
Covers writers who have made significant contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the fourteenth century to the present day. Includes in-depth critical and biographical analysis.
... mourning my husband who was presumed dead . I was holding Marie , who
was 18 months old at the time , tightly in my arms . With me was Arminee , my
roommate , with her four - year - old boy . During the service , Lucy , now 17 years
Author: Vahak D. Sarkis
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Odyssey of an Armenian Revolutionary Couple: How They Survived the First Genocide of the 20th Century, is a historical biography of my father, Minas and mother, Aghavni Dersarkissian. From their translated autobiographies in Armenian, we follow Minas' life leaving home at age 12 to become a priest, meanwhile learning of his family's slaughter by the Turks; serving as a Turkish officer in WW-I, and then fighting against the Turks as guerrilla to save his people, the Armenians; while Minas in exile, Aghavni escapes with her life to become refugee, and how they find each other and face hardships anew.
Due to some heavily burlesqued foreshadowing , readers less babysitter ) ,
Bamba ( Jason's long - lost big brother ) and the clowns ( Delphinium's missing , presumed dead , parents ) long before the children do , but that makes the farce
REVIEWS BOOKS society dominated by the militia , a system under which
opportunism flourishes at the expense of the desaparecidos - persons missing , presumed dead . There are many ways of dying , not all of them fatal . In ' A
Family for ...